We love the smell of plaster dust in the morning (ok, not really). Back in the day, we discovered early on that demo days could be strangely therapeutic - all that smashing and punching and no one gets hurt. That is, until the inevitable until-then-unknown problem arises. Then the wallet begins to hurt a bit. But demo days were still fun.
Watch this short video for some great insights and reasons why getting a home inspection before you buy or sell is so important (for buyers AND sellers!).
NO DIVING ALLOWED - This standing water at the edge of the home's foundation is a big no-no. It can seep into the foundation walls, lead to wood decay, and is a breeding ground for insects. This particular area should be filled in with soil (plant a shrub!), landscaping rocks, or other material to prevent water accumulation.
The rubber collar (or flashing) around vent pipes on your roof degrades over time. This one has a big hole in it and isn’t properly sealed - and guess where the rain water goes? Right into your attic (or bonus room!). Have your roof inspected if it's been awhile - your attic and 2nd floor ceilings will thank you!
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